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“Beautiful riad...but not the best vibe from staff”
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Riad Verus
Ranked #32 of 216 Fes B&B and Inns
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

This riad is very pretty, each room is delightfully decorated and the detail in typical Moroccan style makes it lovely to stay in. The first night our shower was not functioning so to apologise we were offered a free upgrade and dinner which was lovely from the owner.

We did however feel that the staff were not as friendly or honest as other places we stayed in morocco. For example, we wanted to use our own guide that we had been recommended however the riad insisted on using their guide. The first guide was great (Siad) but we did end up In a carpet shop. The next day our guide was not very talkative and could not speak a lot of English, he also didn't explain any history to us.

The day trip to Maknes and the roman ruins is well worth while. It is very expensive however and I'm sure you could get it cheaper if you organized it yourself. We went in a group of 4 and the price of the car was €240 for the day and this does not include a guide.

Overall we enjoyed our stay but we just found the staff to be very focused on money and they could have been nicer.

Also the noise is an issue, we hardly slept one night due to workers and people shrieking in the street.

Room Tip: The deluxe suite has a great bathroom !
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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RIADVERUSFES, Owner at Riad Verus, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2012

Thanks for the review and how you liked your free upgraded room and the decor of the building making it one beautiful Riad. I apologise about the noise on the street, this is something unfortunately we have no control over and we do our best to try and move on people from talking loudly on the street and we do employ a guardian to try and tell people to be quiet when they pass our property. As for the tour guide, each Riad is authorised in Fes to work with specific guides and although you could have used your own, we personally vet the guides who apply for permission to work with our clients and we know that they are honest and straightforward and we had no knowledge of your referral or even if he was legitimate, so sorry for this but we are glad you liked who you had, the guide you had on the 2nd day was not hired for history but to take you back to the carpet shop as you had requested to go back to continue haggling! As for the tour to Volubilis, yes the price is just 1200 Dhm but there were 4 of you who went and the car was only authorised for 3 so we had to hire a minivan which doubled the price but the driver did incorporate a tour of the Ramparts which made a saving of 500 Dhm, the car with the conversion rate was in fact just 210 Euros.
I am sorry you felt unhappy but we did explain this to you at the time of taking the tour so I am sorry you felt it was not resolved.

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Reviewed September 19, 2012

The staff at Riad Verus have made sure our stay in Fes has been the best it can be. As two young women travelling to Fes we were made to feel safe and welcome here. Our shared dorm was comfy, well equipped and more than met our needs. The Riad itself is beautiful and in a great location near to the souks and other attractions. If you are travelling to Fes then a stay in Riad Verus would be a great option!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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RIADVERUSFES, Owner at Riad Verus, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2012

Thanks so much for your lovely comments and we are so pleased you felt as women travelling together so safe and well looked after at the Riad. As a foreign women myself in this city I know how important that is and I want all my guests, male and female to feel happy, welcome and secure. So pleased you found the shared dorm to be comfortable and that it more than exceeded your requirements and expectations. We are also pleased that you had a great nights sleep and that you thought the location close to all the main attractions in Fes and the souks to be ideal.

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Reviewed September 19, 2012

We arrived un announced and the team at verus were very accomodating in being able to place us in a room. The room itself was amazing, comfy beds, mod cons (air con tv docking station etc) and great bathroom. Breakfast was plentiful and nice and healthy. The guided tours are a must which they offer to give you and are a good grounding on the town when you first arrive.

Lunch and dinner can be organised and there's good variety.

Great courtyard and rooftop to chill out and mingle with fellow travelers.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Thank Tim S
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RIADVERUSFES, Owner at Riad Verus, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2012

We are so pleased to have been able to house you without a reservation and that you liked the room chosen for you with its comfortable beds and all the trimmings like the air con and the satellite flat screen and the idock station and that the bathroom was great in your opinion. Also so pleased that you found breakfast to be healthy, nice and plentiful.

The tours we do of the Medina are a great introduction to the confusing Medina so we are pleased you felt it a good start to your stay and that you liked the meals we organise and that there was plenty to choose from. And finally that you thought the patio was great and also the rooftop was a cool place to chill with other guests here.

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Reviewed September 19, 2012

The riad in Fes, Morocco is amazing! The people that run the place are friendly and really helpful ensuring you are safe and happy. The place is decorated beautifully and is like a luxurious hotel. Awesome rooftop to hang out in with hammocks. Cleanest place we stayed in. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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RIADVERUSFES, Owner at Riad Verus, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2012

We are so pleased you found us to be an amazing Riad, so highly recommend us and that you liked how we run the place and that you found us to be friendly and helpful in making sure you were happy and safe. Also that you found the Riad to be beautifully decorated and that the Riad was comparable to a luxurious hotel. Again thanks for loving the awesome roof terrace and that you acredit us with being the cleanest place you stayed in during your time in Morocco.

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Reviewed September 11, 2012

Spent a couple days in Fes during late August and decided to find accommodations on the fly. Not only was Riad Verus a great location, but is has an eclectic charm, relaxing roof-top, satisfying breakfast, and excellent staff. Although we didn't spend enough time in the city ot organize any major activies, Youssef helped arrange a walking tour of the city which was absolutely worth every dirham! Thanks fror the great stay!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Laurie Q
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RIADVERUSFES, Owner at Riad Verus, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2012

Thanks for the lovely review and the fact you loved the great location, the eclectic charm of our Riad, the relaxing terrace and the great filling breakfast, we are so pleased you liked all the staff and found the walking tour to be so good.

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Reviewed August 16, 2012

Apart from the excellent cleanliness standards, great (free) breakfast and wonderful staff - this Riad really goes above and beyond to make sure your trip through Fes is both filled with the wonder and amazement of Moroccan life while ensuring your safety in the Medina. Providing extra activities such as cooking and yoga really tops it off. The perfect Riad - Wouldn't stay anywhere else when we come to Fes again. Thanks a bunch guys!

Room Tip: All rooms are awesome
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Sarah C
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RIADVERUSFES, Owner at Riad Verus, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2012

We are so delighted you found the Riad to be super clean, with a free breakfast and staffed by wonderful people and that your safety was paramount at our Riad. We are also pleased you liked the extra activities on offer here such as cooking classes and the yoga sequencing in the mornings.

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Reviewed August 14, 2012

Visited Fes in July 2012.
We had a lovely stay at Fes and Riad Verus.

Although we did not have a reservation we could stay for three nights. Riad Verus offers several types of rooms, each with its own charm/appeal. Because we stayed in three different rooms we can say so.

By the help of the staff we had a wonderful stay. They provided us a friendly guide for a tour to the medina. Besides they introduced us by a traditional bathhouse for a hamman treatment, which was a special experience.

After our stay at Fes and Riad Verus we did a four day trip to the Atlas, Erg Chebbi, Ait Ben Haddou and Todra Gorge. We had our own car with a friendly driver, Louzi el Mostaph from Transport touristique Maroc. This all was very well organised by Riad Verus.

Special thanks to the staff. You were all extremely welcoming, friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our stay. Thanks a lot!

Summarized, lovely stay, worth to visit!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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RIADVERUSFES, Owner at Riad Verus, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2012

Thank you all for the lovely comments about how you had such a wonderful stay and how the Riad had a charming appeal and that the guide we set up for your tour of the Medina was friendly and worth it, we are also pleased you liked the Hammam and the Tour of Morocco which we organised for your group.

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Address: 1 Derb Arset Bennis, Batha | Fes Medina, Fes 30000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 216 B&Bs / Inns in Fes
Price Range: $21 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Verus 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
HAPPY STAY RIAD - Atmospheric restored palace in the heart of the Fes Medina. Beautiful ensuite and dorm rooms in traditional design and one of the best panoramic Medina views from the sun terrace. We cater both for the upper backpacking market, Semester at Sea groups, Foreign Groups and young couples who search for quality accommodation at low prices. No corners cut. So much fun to be had here! ... more   less 
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